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Borrowash, Derbyshire

Historical Description

Borrowash, a village in Ockbrook parish, Derbyshire, on the M.R., near the Derby Canal and the Derwent river, 4½ miles ESE of Derby, and 128 from London. It has a station on the railway, a post, money order, and telegraph office under Derby, and Wesleyan and Primitive Methodist chapels. Elvaston Castle, the seat of the Earl of Harrington, is near it.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

Administration

The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyDerbyshire 
Civil parishOckbrook 
HundredAppletree 
Poor Law unionShardlow 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.


Church Records

Ancestry.co.uk, in conjunction with the Derbyshire Record Office, have the Church of England Baptisms (1538-1916), Marriages and Banns (1538-1932), and Burials (1538-1991) online.


Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Borrowash from the following:


Land and Property

A full transcript of the Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Derbyshire is online.


Maps

Online maps of Borrowash are available from a number of sites:


Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Derbyshire papers online:

DistrictErewash
CountyDerbyshire
RegionEast Midlands
CountryEngland
Postal districtDE72
Post TownDerby